Cultivated in China for centuries, bok choy or Chinese cabbage plays an important part in its cuisine. It has also been used in traditional Chinese medicine. Today, as bok choy is available year-round, it is a staple in recipes all over the world. Bok choy is very easy to grow that’s why it’s a favorite among people growing vegetables in their own backyards. It can be grown from seeds or directly from its core. With the right care, the crisp, sweet leafy greens can be harvested in as short as 30 days. Bok choy has a mild taste and its crisp stalk contains a good amount of water. It is sweeter during the colder months. Bok choy is also very nutritious. It is an excellent source of vitamins A, B, C, and K, fiber, beta-carotene, folate, and calcium. It can be eaten raw or cooked. It is great for salads, stir-fried dishes, soups, and stews. It can also be grilled with a little coating of oil.
In this easy Chinese stir-fry bok choy recipe, you can have a delicious and nutritious vegetable dish in less than 10 minutes. The best part is you only need 4 ingredients.
This recipe takes about 10 minutes to make. Serves 4.
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
• 1 pound of bok choy, sliced
• 1 tsp salt
Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
Add garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.
Add bok choy and stir-fry for 5 minutes.
Season with salt and mix well.
Turn the heat off, the transfer bok choy to a serving dish.
Ideas And Tips:
Aside from boy choy, you can use cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans,
snow peas, long beans, Napa cabbage, radicchio, mustard greens, chard, watercress, spinach, okra, gai lan, broccoli rabe, kale, sweet potato tops or water spinach.
You can keep fresh bok choy in a zip-lock bag. You can store it in the fridge for a good 5 days.
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